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US Politics & Gov't

Open Thread - 5/22/2015
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Open Thread, video )

TomCat
- 4 hours ago - politicsplus.org
Personal news, a Jig Zone puzzle, 3 short takes, and a homemade cartoon (shown).
To Cut Or Not To Cut - That Is NOT The Question   video
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: austerity, funding cuts, bloated military budget, defense budget, arms, police, War Machine, Prison Industrial Complex, priorities )

Dandelion
- 22 hours ago - youtube.com
Video only a minute and half long. The USA Government is not broke it is broken.
Eleanors Hope - Womens Health and Retirement Security   video
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Eleanor's Hope, Eleanor Roosevelt, social security, medicare, women issues, older women, poverty )

Dandelion
- 22 hours ago - youtube.com
One in three women are living in or near poverty. Older women face poverty in far greater numbers than older men. This National Initiative is to raise awareness recruit and train new activists and bolster Congressional leaders on womens unique issues.
Tell Senate Democrats: Unite Against Republican "Wall Street Wish List" Bill
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Wall Street reform bill, republicans, Wall Street Lobbyist, bad buisiness, big banks, politics, democrats, americans )

Sabine
- 1 day ago - act.credoaction.com
The Republican head of the Senate banking committee just revealed a massive bill that reads like a Wall Street wish list. The so-called "Shelby Bill", named after Richard Shelby (R-AL), would make it far more difficult to subject the biggest financial...
Call Him A Socialist But Many Americans Agree With Bernie Sanders
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Bernie Sanders, college education, election 2016, middle class jobs, deprived of health care, socialist, Americans )

Dandelion
- 1 day ago - marketwatch.com
Crushed by stagnant wages robbed of middle class jobs by competition with low wage countries deprived of health care astronomical costs of a college education that this supposed superiority of ours is no longer true, if it ever was.
Personal Update - 5/21/2015
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Open Thread, personal )

TomCat
- 1 day ago - politicsplus.org
Personal news, a Jig Zone puzzle, a homemade cartoon (shown), and why I'm not here.
Netanyahu To Appoint Opponent Of Palestinian Statehood As Head Of Peace Talks
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Obama Administration, Israel, Palestine, peace talks, Silvan Shalom, dishonesty, ethics, freedoms, government, news, politics )

Carrie
- 1 day ago - huffingtonpost.com
An Israeli official told The Times of Israel on Monday that Netanyahu had chosen recently appointed Interior Minister Silvan Shalom to oversee peace talks. But NetanyahuâEUR(TM)' pick is no peacenik.
The TPP Must Be Defeated ~ BERNIE SANDERS
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, TPP Trade Deal, economy, dishonesty, government, ethics, politics, democrats, republicans, news, freedoms, congress )

Carrie
- 1 day ago - huffingtonpost.com
At a time when our middle class is disappearing and the gap between the very rich and everyone else is growing wider, this anti-worker legislation must be defeated. Here are four reasons why.
Israel's Deputy Foreign Minister: 'This Land Is Ours'
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: world, Israel, Palestine, international community, Tzipi Hotovely, government, ethics, freedoms, politics, propaganda, dishonesty, news )

Carrie
- 1 day ago - huffingtonpost.com
Israel's new deputy foreign minister on Thursday delivered a defiant message to the international community, saying that Israel owes no apologies for its policies in the Holy Land and citing religious texts to back her belief that it belongs to the ...
Kansas Has Found the Ultimate Way to Punish the Poor
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Kansas State Government, Americans, the poor, welfare benefits, cash, ethics, dishonesty, abuse, freedoms, politics, news, government, economy, republicans )

Carrie
- 1 day ago - washingtonpost.com
Cash is one of the most valuable resources a poor person in the US can possess. Yet legislators in Kansas, not trusting the poor to use their money wisely, have voted to limit how much cash that welfare beneficiaries can receive,effectively reducing ...
Tell U.S. and German Governments to End Mass Surveillance and End Killing By Drones
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: governments, usa, germany, Whistleblower Protection Act, surveillance, dishonesty, politics, spying out each other )

Sabine
- 1 day ago - act.rootsaction.org
Thanks to courageous whistleblowers, we have been learning about U.S. and German cooperation in mass surveillance and drone killings. As facts have come out, the chief governmental response has been retribution against the whistleblowers and media...
ISIS' Takeover Of Ramadi Is A Significant Blow For Coalition Forces ~ TEXT and VIDEO
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: politics, government, war, ISIS/ISIL, coalition forces, Ramadi, military, news, freedoms )

Carrie
- 1 day ago - huffingtonpost.com
The fall of Ramadi is a significant blow to the fight against the Islamic State group and cast doubt over recent claims by U.S. officials that international air strikes and a ground offensive by Iraqi troops has pushed the extremist group on the defensive
Take Action to Challenge Israel's Mistreatment of Palestinian Children
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: congress, Palestine, children, briefing, mistreatment, human rights )

Kathryn
- 1 day ago - org.salsalabs.com
US Only. On Tuesday, June 2, there will be a Congressional briefing on Capitol Hill to examine Israel's child detention practices. Please invite your Congressional offices to attend the briefing and help make sure these voices are heard on Capitol Hill.
 

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